Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, there’s great stuff from Al Pacino, Daniel Day Lewis, Brad Pitt, Emma Watson, Ellen Page, Woody Allen, Chris Rock, Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Farrow, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Sofia Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Thomas Anderson, and more. Check them out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Sofia Coppola writes and directs this true account of a crew of young, hot, rich-ish, mostly female thieves who swiped cash and merchandise, with very little effort, from celebrities in the mid-2000s. Coppola gives the events a bubbly potency, seemingly and understandably drawn to the attractive, greedy foolishness of the characters. They are, when it comes down to it, horrible people, yet the film doesn’t view them purely as monsters, or as a sociological construct. Some are even figures of sympathy, and it’s difficult (in spite of every instinct to the contrary) not to be at least marginally seduced by this world of “beautiful, gorgeous things.” (Full review here; available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.)